I am trying to change my companion to essential so they don't keep dying on me. However, the console command is not working for some reason.
setessential <baseID> 1
should work (it has worked before with others), but when I type
it comes back to 0. I can confirm it's not working, because my follower is still dying, which would not happen if they were essential.
Why is it not working? What am I doing wrong?